4:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

Louisiana adults who are not felons will soon be allowed to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training as a result of a bill given final legislative approval by the House today. Pineville Representative Mike Johnson says criminals are walking around with concealed guns so law-abiding citizens should legally have the same opportunity…

Cut 6  (15) “…defend themselves.” 

New Orleans Representative Mandie Landry expressed concern about numerous individuals possessing a gun in large crowds.

Cut 5 (11) “..Bourbon Street”

The House approved the bill on 75-28 vote. Governor Jeff Landry plans to sign it and it will go into effect on July 4th.

Former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels reportedly met with the Saints at the NFL draft combine. Daniels could be the number two overall pick, but the Saints have the 14th selection in the first round. WWL Radio Saints analyst Mike Detillier says Saints executives like to speak with the top players in the draft…

Cut 10 (11) “…twice a year.”

And the piglet that was tossed around like a football after a Mardi Gras parade received a full pardon from Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser at the state capitol today. “Earl the Pig Long” has been officially adopted by East Baton Rouge Representative Lauren Ventrella. Nungesser says Earl will now reside at Ventrella’s family farm.

Cut 8 (12) “…in Louisiana.”